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Looking to understand the math behind spoke length calculation. Help?

Not giving the mathematics, just what I think are the required steps and using previous answered illustrations. 1st step. Calculate the spoke length facing the wheel from the side, so I would think ...
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Do broken spokes indicate a flawed wheel design?

"I would throw all your spokes away, replace them with DT Swiss Alpine III triple butted stainless steel 2.34mm/1.8mm/2.0mm spokes or maybe double butted 2.0mm/1.8mm/2.0mm spokes and build the ...
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Do broken spokes indicate a flawed wheel design?

I would rephrase some of what juhist wrote. If I broke more than one spoke on a wheel while riding (i.e. you didn't break them in some sort of accident), I would consider having the wheel re-laced ...
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Do broken spokes indicate a flawed wheel design?

Stainless steel spokes are the preferred type of spoke, and work extremely well in wheels that withstand huge loads. I wouldn't claim that those wanting greater strength should use carbon steel. Maybe ...
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Do broken spokes indicate a flawed wheel design?

They might indicate a manufacturing flaw rather than a design flaw. Some factory-built wheels aren't very good. Hopefully you've caught yours in time and the failure mode was such that a total rebuild ...
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Do broken spokes indicate a flawed wheel design?

Not necessarily per spoke mix... while almost all 11s have wide left side dish, uniform spoke tension per side should off set a spoke mix. I question your assertion stainless vs "normal" ...
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Do I need new rim tape after replacing spoke + nipple?

It depends on the Rim Tape. Some variants are closed rubber or PU rings of flat material and can be easily removed with a tire mounting tool. If you don't rip them apart on disassembly, you can of ...
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Do I need new rim tape after replacing spoke + nipple?

Rim tape is surprisingly stretchy. If you can get one pick or screwdriver under it, then work a second stick of some sort underneath, it should be possible to flip the whole ring of tape off the rim ...
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